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for choice. in the crowded cities of india, big isn't always best. more and more indians are choosing cars that are easy to afford as well as easy to park. >> reporter: in new delhi's business district. 2.5 million automobiles were sold in india last year which is up 120% from five years ago. japanese car maker nissan motor built a factory in india last year and introduced the low-priced model entering this giant model in earnest. nissan's rivals are not lagging behind. this popular model from germany's volkswagen is next. toyota also introduced a low-priced automobile. it costs about 9,000 u.s. dollars. the least expensive of all sold in india. hatch backs which are shorter than ordinary cars are especially popular in india's growing market of inexpensive automobiles. in the center of new delhi in this parking lot, you can see large number of hatchback cars parked here. hatchbacks are popular because they are easy to park. there are not enough parking lots. a car parks too close on this street of the business district. >> parking problem, you have to have a hatchback vehicle. >> reporter:
. we begin with this story from india. indian prime minister has vowed to bring to justice the perpetrators of wednesday's terrorist attacks in mumbai. the triple bomb attacks left at least 18 people dead and more than 130 others injured. on thursday he visited the injured and bereaved in hospitals in the city. afterward he condemned the attack as barbaric. no group has admitted planting the bombs. the attack is the most deadly since pakistan-based militants struck the city in 2008, killing more than 160 people. >>> buddhists across thailand observed the day which commemorates the buddhists' first sermon in india about 5,200 years ago. thousands visited and chanted sutras. in the province they joined a colorful parade depicting scenes from buddha's life. buddhist novices performed a special ceremony receiving alms from an elephant's back. >>> cctv introduced a rare species of black-necked crane found in the autonomous region. the bird is mostly gray with a black head and neck. there is a small patch of white feathers below its eyes. its bare crown is red and tail is black.
ministerial peace talks at the end of this month. india is preparing for several important diplomatic events in the weeks ahead include a visit by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton next tuesday. in washington, clinton says her trip will go ahead. >> i believe it's more important than ever we stand with india, deepen in our partnership and reaffirm our commitment to the shared struggle against terrorism. >>> the international community condemned wednesday's attacks. u.s. president barack obama said in a statement that the u.s. will provide full support in an investigation. a united nations security council statement described terrorism as one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. >> any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever, and whomever by committed. >>> prime minister kan has called for a rescission of the nuclear policy. >> translator: i believe that japan should aim at building a society that is not dependant on nuclear power. we need to reduce nuclear independent. in terms of administration, ma
market share in india's flat television mark fret 2 to 15% in three years. targets a 10% shar personal computers. >>> and new a recap of the latest market figures. >>> that is all for now in business news. back to catherine. >> thanks very much. japan's safety administration says that power companies will conduct stress tests. the move follows thursday's approval by the nuclear safety commission of the agency's revised stress plant. they will have computer simulations to see how the reactors would with stand earthquakes and tsunami and loss of power. there is an evaluation of the combined influences of simultaneous quake and tsunami as well as effectiveness of the previous measurements the test will be required before facilities can restart reactors that have been off line for regular safety inspection. the deadline for the tests and length of time for the agency to assess results has yet to be determined. >>> time tore newsline's weekly watch segment. we go over the information about the ongoing crisis at the fukushima daiichi plant. it has been about three months since tepco announce
table, about 160 meters long was put on display saturday in the middle of a road in the ltle india area of singapore. singapore hopes that the guinness world records will endorse the bid. the organizers put on the event as part of the city's food festival managing to sell 550 seats to hungry customers. >> i always want to come down here. it's fantastic. i think they are doing a really, really fun thing. and indian food is going to be good. so this is nice. >> the organizers planned the table at 120 meters but had to lengthen it as demand rose. try fitting that table into your dining room. but way to go, singapore. and that wraps up our bulletin. >>> hello there. welcome to your weather update. we're looking at changeable weather across japan today. lots of thunderstorms bubbling up in the afternoon. especially along the mountains. do watch out for those strong thunderstorms, as well as gusty conditions. back behind this, this low pressure system continues to move slowly across northeastern china. we are hearing reports of heavy downpours in the area. it looks like that rain will clear o
india hopes to generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity from its nuclear plants. seven of which are under construction. mean while, organizations raised concern about the safety and security of nuclear plants and the black drop of the fukushima daiichi nuclear crisis. tradesing on its border is expected to increase by 30% compared to last year. recently lifting a ban on 15 items including food products, a senior thai customs official said on wednesday the valley of goods trade et at the post could increase by millions of dollars as result. previously banned items such as instant noodles, fresh fruit, liquor, canned goods and cigarettes are very popular in the neighboring countries. >>> world famous basketball star yam ming announced his retirement. he fractured his foot last year. with 2.9 meter star plays for agts seasons in the national basketball association and became china's most known athlete abroad. he vows to continue his social work. he has donated millions to build schools and basketball courts around china. >> a look at your weather for east asia. we are looking at th
india. at least 37 people were killed and more than 30 injured when a train rammed into a bus in utar pradesh on thursday. a senior police official said the bus was carrying 68 members of a wedding party. state-run indian railways carries around 14 million passengers every day, but has a patchy safety record due to aging infrastructure and insufficient safety measures. >>> a fire at a coal mine in east china's shandong province left at least 28 miners missing. government officials say the 91 miners were trapped when an air compression device 255 meters underground caught fire on wednesday. rescue workers and firefighters have saved 63 of the miners, but thick smoke is hampering the operation. an investigation has been launched to find the cause of the accident. >>> the iranian military concluded ten days of weapons drills on wednesday. the exercises were aimed attesting the efficacy of a number of surface-to-sea missiles. a military spokesman said the islamic revolutionary guard corps fired short and medium ranged missiles from the southern port of jask in the persian gulf. undergroun
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